Radio astronomy

For more than 60 years we've been a world leader in radio astronomy: managing observatories, developing new technologies and revealing the structure of the Universe.

  • What is radio astronomy?

    Radio telescopes detect and amplify radio waves from space, turning them into signals that radio astronomers use to enhance our understanding of the Universe.

  • Observatory management

    We manage Australia's leading observatories for radio astronomy, used by astronomers from around the world, 24 hours a day, every day, to learn about our Universe.

  • Our astronomy research

    CSIRO astronomers study cosmic objects, such as quasars, galaxies, gas clouds, pulsars and individual stars, using our own radio telescopes and other instruments.

  • Technologies for astronomy

    We develop new technologies for our own and other leading international telescopes so that astronomers can see further into the Universe, and faster, than ever before.

  • Astronomy education programs

    Our astronomy education programs are supporting teachers and inspiring students to learn about science and the Universe.


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